ISPs mind their MANRS to block DDoS attacks
The internet permeates our entire lives, for work, play, and everything in between, but it relies on a fragile network of trust spanning the globe. While it may feel like we’re just one major attack away from a crippled internet, initiatives like the Internet Society’s MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) offer some hope for a more secure Internet.
The goal is to “restore trust in the Internet,” said Andrei Robachevsky, the Internet Society’s technology program manager, noting that it’s easy for DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks to exploit the routing infrastructure. Incorrectly routing network traffic, either accidentally or deliberately, can also cause havoc by making sites and services unavailable.